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disorderly conduct

noun, Law.
any of various petty misdemeanors, generally including nuisances, breaches of the peace, offensive or immoral conduct in public, etc.
Origin of disorderly conduct
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Mr. Stubbs says: "disorderly conduct—and in a house of bad repute."

    An Outcast F. Colburn Adams
  • "Fighting and disorderly conduct," said the cop to the sergeant.

  • The disorderly conduct of the navy was notorious—no one could defend it.

  • And if you're not mad you'll be fined by the Amtsvorsteher for disorderly conduct.

    The Benefactress Elizabeth Beauchamp
  • I will, on my own motion, amend these charges to disorderly conduct.

    The Tempering

    Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for disorderly conduct

disorderly conduct

(law) any of various minor offences tending to cause a disturbance of the peace
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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